Who possibly becomes the first woman to head the UN, Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra Argentina, pronounced with respect to the major issues affecting the Mercosur. From research to expresident Argentina Cristina Fernandez, the removal of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil and the political crisis in Venezuela.
Susana Malcorra, currently serving as Argentina’s foreign minister, is understood to have received top-level backing from both the White House and Susan Rice, national security adviser to Barack Obama.
The prospect of an Argentine leading the UN presents Britain with a diplomatic dilemma given the long-running dispute over the Falklands which both Argentina and the UN say must be “decolonised” and returned to Argentina.
President Barack Obama is said to have been won over by arguments in Ms Malcorra’s favour from his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri on a visit to Buenos Aires in March that was widely seen as an attempt to re-set US-Argentinian relations.
Britain has been one of the most vociferous of all countries in calling for a woman to head up the UN, for the first time in its 70 year history, but an Argentinian candidacy threatens to expose long-standing disagreements with the US over the Falklands.
The United Nations has since 1964 consistently backed Argentina over the Falklands issue, with its Special Committee on Decolonization once again issuing a resolution last year demanding the UK enter negotiations over the Islands’ sovereignty, a position rejected by Britain.
“The role of UN Secretary General as a very important one, and as a country we believe that the holder of the role will need to understand and apply the Charter of the United Nations,” Michael Poole, the chair of the Legislative Assembly on Port Stanley, told the Telegraph via email